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Assessment report on acrylic acid for developing an ambient air quality guideline

Description

Acrylic acid is a colourless liquid with an irritating acrid odour. When emitted into the atmosphere, it will react with photochemically produced hydroxyl radicals and ozone, resulting in rapid degradation. The atmospheric lifetime of acrylic acid is less than one month. Acrylic acid is used primarily as a starting material in the production of acrylic esters, as a monomer for polyacrylic acid and salts and as a co-monomer with acrylamide for polymers used as flocculants, with ethylene for ion-exchange resin polymers, and with methyl ester for polymers. The major industrial sectors contributing to acrylic acid emissions in Canada are the chemical and chemical products sector and the plastic products industries. The National Pollutant Release Inventory reports that there are no major emissions of acrylic acid from industrial facilities in Alberta.

Tags
Air quality acrylic acid air pollution environmental protection

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

64 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment (1971-1992,1999-2011)

Contributor

WBK & Associates Inc.

Contributor

Idriss, Ahmed

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment

Resource Dates

Date Created

2002-03-01

Date Added

2016-01-25T21:23:04.877927

Date Modified

2002-03-01

Date Issued

2002-03-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778522563

ISBN (print)

0778522547

NEOS catalogue key

2769735

Local Identifier

T/659

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks